The Liberal government in Ottawa appears to be doing everything it can to ensure no investigation occurs in regards to the recent SNC-Lavalin scandal.
According to the Toronto Star, a senior Liberal official has made it clear, “Justin Trudeau’s government will not yet waive solicitor-client privilege, which would give Wilson-Raybould latitude to speak about the allegation, nor will it permit a parliamentary committee to proceed with its own investigation.”
This is extremely worrying, as it shows the Liberal government believes that just the PMs word is enough to abdicate all responsibility for genuine transparency.
According to the new Attorney General, after speaking with only the Prime Minister, there is nothing to see here!
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Except, there are serious allegations, that deserve a legitimate and open inquiry.
Heck, many Liberal insiders believe the leak to the Globe and Mail came directly from Jody Wilson-Raybould herself.
If true, that would mean the Liberal government, along with the new Attorney General, who is not Trudeau’s lawyer, but rather the people’s lawyer, believe information of corruption from within the inner sanctum of Ottawa deserves no serious scrutiny.
Even without the presence of a whistleblower, there are serious grounds for an investigation. SNC-Lavalin is a corporation with a long history of bypassing donation laws to donate overwhelmingly to the Liberal government.
Even outside of Canada, SNC maintains a notoriously bad reputation. For example, out of the 250 companies banned from bidding on world bank projects, 117 are Canadian.
Out of that 117, roughly 115 are SNC-Lavalin or its affiliates.
What do you think? Should the government be more open to an investigation?
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